Two area cities recognized as Communities for All Ages

On Friday, Jan. 15, the Mid-America Regional Council honored the cities of Grandview, Missouri, and North Kansas City, Missouri, for becoming more age friendly. Both cities achieved gold-level status, which means the local governing body applied an “age lens” to a major city plan. Grandview adopted age-friendly principles within the city’s updated comprehensive plan. North […]

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$8.1 million award to support Double Up Food Bucks incentive program

The Mid-America Regional Council has been awarded a four-year federal grant of $4.05 million by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), to support the Double Up Food Bucks Heartland Program in Kansas and western Missouri. To secure the award, equal matching resources have […]

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Kansas City G2U Annual Regional Coalition Conference

The Government-to-University (G2U) Coalition will present the G2U Annual Regional Coalition Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, 8 a.m. to noon. This networking event is a great way for government officials to make university connections and help attract the brightest talent for your organization. In turn, university partners can meet those in government who want […]

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Age Positive (re)Vision virtual conference scheduled for September

When the 4th annual Age Positive: Ideas for an Age-Friendly Future conference, scheduled for May 8, 2020, had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers immediately got to work on Plan B. This year’s conference, originally called “2020 Vision” has been revamped as a virtual conference, now entitled “2020 (re)Vision.” Age Positive […]

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Regional COVID-19 video briefings now available

Through the PrepareMetroKC YouTube channel, we are providing video briefings on the COVID-19 response efforts in our region. Intended to inform city and county leadership, the video briefings provide a regional overview of the public health crisis, with updates on the regional response, communications and messaging, and support functions. These videos may be shared and […]

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Home meal delivery expands for area older adults

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the MARC-supported senior community centers closed on March 15, in accordance with the region’s stay-at-home orders and social-distancing guidelines, to protect residents from infection. Many older adults who previously relied on lunch-time meals served at the centers will now be served home-delivered meals while they remain in their homes. […]

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MARC 2020 Annual Regional Assembly canceled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have canceled our Regional Assembly scheduled for June 2020. As a result, we will also delay the selection of our annual Regional Leadership Award recipients. We will reevaluate in May and determine if we’ll pursue an alternative format for the awards. Those who submitted nominations for awards will be notified. […]

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Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

MARC is proud to partner with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, LISC Greater Kansas City and United Way of Greater Kansas City to establish a fund to respond to the urgent needs of area residents in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, known as the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery […]

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